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kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on saturd
'll discuss the dreams of reverend martin luther king jr. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up live up to the meaning. >> martin luther king iii joins us. >>> we'll find out what the white house is like for sasha and malia obama and those other rare americans who spent their childhood there. >>> and as the mo town legend smokey robinson prepares for the president, he sits down with us to explain why this inauguration is personal. ♪ and we'll be free ♪ >> that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," january 19th, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> wow. what a gorgeous sunrise, eh? >> stunning backdrop. >> you couldn't ask for anything better. >> it's an exciting morning leading to washington's two-day event. joe biden's official swearing in is at 8:15 a.m. eastern time and then the possible will take the oath of office in the white house blue room. >> 20 hours later comes the ceremonial swearing in of the president at the capitol. that's followed immediately by his inaugural address. that's shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon mr.
. the national day of to honor civil rights leader dr. martin luther king. 3 the 13th annual martin luther kiig junior arade kicks off downtown at noon.the parade will feattue community marching bands, high-stepping fraternittes and much more. more. amber miller joins us nowwlive from martin luther parade wwlllbeein. 3 p3 at 33 noon.. the paaade 3 at at noon.. the parade will marchh south on martin luther king boulevard endinggat baltimoree street. 3 ááchat with amberáá 3 p3 baltimore street. 33 ending at ,3baltimore street. -3 3 tinseltown comes to charm city... in a new movve out this weekend. weekend..he movie "luvv is the stooy of an eleven-year old boy -- who idolizes his exxconvict uncle. . dennis haysbert andd harles s. duttoo star in the film. dutton is from bbltimore, and both actorr say it was the movie. 3 haysbert says: "we were really under the radar, it was a low- budget film and we deelt with the people in the path, and raaely diddwe have a chance to -3 gooout, but i had work
weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but today volunteers in the big white tent behind me were lighting up the place. thousands of people poured through the national day of service tent headquarters already to volunteer like jennifer artist and her two sons of little river, maryland. >> it's important to have my children with me because they get to see the importance of serving others. and we're also celebrating martin luther king's day and this is something that he would want us to do as well. >> how about 100 public and private, local and national groups of all types offered volunteer encouragement. what is best buddies? >> best buddies creates opportunities for f
and in many of martin luther king's speeches. people talk about kennedy's inaugural about swords and switchbacks. it's a technique that worked brilliantly for john f. kennedy but i think the president had caught the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with
. it's also martin luther king jr. holiday weekend. >> happening in a few hours, a ceremony to honor king. >>> and then chances of rain good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> extra security personnel are on their way to d.c. to help with the inauguration. 120 iowa national guard soldiers headed a bus headed to d.c. yesterday and they will help with crowd control, and local law enforcement and the secret service tomorrow, and the soldiers say it's an honor to take part in the inauguration. >>> and new today, metro transit police are swearing in officers across the country that will help them with security tomorrow. >> the new recruits are coming from as far as way from san francisco to secure the second inauguration of obama, and seth is near where tha
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
us here today, and president obama ice second inauguration falling on the martin luther king holiday. the symbolism not lost on the president as he navigated through l pomp and circumstance of the occasion to give a glimtion of the progressive agenda if the next four years. white house correspondent ed henry has the report. >> for president obama, plenty of differences from four years ago. he's grayer, weather warmer, crowd smaller, and the oath of office had no slip ups. this time, he was moe aggressive in using his inaugural address to reprize the central message of the campaign making it clear he believes he has a mandate. >> for weeks, the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing many barely make it. >> reporter: the nation's first african-american president sworn in for a second term on the martin luther king jr. holiday leaning on the words of king and lincoln. >> through blood drawn by lash and sword, we learn no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting himself
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
it is amazing that he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and pre
the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural address this morning. also, the martin luther king jr. memorial. we'll show that. today celebration, martin luther king day, as well. and, robin, i know you're watching at home this morning, as we prepare for this moment of history. i wish you could be down here with us. i know everyone up in new york shares that sentiment. hello to all you guys this morning. we're going to be down here all day long covering the inauguration. and, josh, all weekend, we've been tracking the celebration of the president, the lead-up to the inauguration. including what the president called the most significant event this weekend. >> indeed. the bangs that thrilled the nation. of course, his dear wife and the hair. there's so much to get to today. what a mood of celebration here in the nation's capital. so many, hundreds of thousands of people, turning out this weekend, to celebrate this inauguration. all a part of the lead-up to today's big public swearing-in. and of course, the parade to follow. overnight, the president attended the first event of
the goals. >> the goals of -- i'm sure he'll bring in martin luther king and the goals that he shares with him and with the country. and trying to get congress to work together to pass all the initiatives. >> marcela, you have the whole list ticked off in your head there. thank you so much for the work that you're doing today. everyone, we're back to work. say back to work. back to you. >> robin, thanks very much. everyone is due to arrive here at the capitol less than two hours from now. at this moment, he's beginning the start of his second term in prayer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is outside st. john's church. that's right near the white house. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is on the national mall. brianna, let's go to you first. tell us what's going on. what is about to happen? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behin
controversial comments about slavery and dr. martin luther king. he's here tonight live. you definitely don't want to miss this. >>> plusz, coly, colin powell st needs to be said. pushl push. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> but an ugly gop backlash is already under way. president obama skacalls out so deadbeat republicans who don't want to pay the nation's bills. a big fight is brewing, but the gop is cracking up. you're watching "politics nation" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] want younger looking eyes that say wow with olay, here's how. new regenerist eye and lash duo the cream smooths the look of lids... softens the look of lines. the serum instantly thickens the look of lashes. see wow!... eyes in just one week with olay. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where
to the man on whose holiday this inauguration falls. >> martin luther king. >> martin luther king, because that is really what can make obama stand out. it was what made people excited about him in the first inauguration was this moment in history. it's yet another moment in history, and it comes on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. >> it's interesting, he's going to be taking the oath on lincoln's bible and martin luther king's bible. >> if i were him i would pay attention to one of the best inaugural speeches at the time which is i think not exactly the same but most similar was 1865. >> lincoln's second term. >> lincoln's speech used the word "i" one time. >> setting the bar very high. >> but i think we are at probably in this country at one of the most divisive polarized times we've had since the civil war and in that speech lincoln talked about we both pray to the same god, malice towards none, charity for all, and all of that, and i think this president, which i don't think will do, should come with a sense of hum
of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and another one behind that on tuesday. it promises some of the coldest air in two years. for now, though, certainl
his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. c
. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter: it was as much an inauguration as a cross cultural celebration. a place where a puerto rican woman raised in a housing project swears in a catholic environment from scranton, pennsylvania, where a gay cuban immigrant reads his home about a rising sun shining equally on all of us. >> my face, your face. milli
about her father making martin luther king jr. a day of service. and what is he feeling, going through this time as he prepares to take the oath of office once again. and what would it be like to actually have martin luther king jr.'s bible, as well. had a chance to talk to her, there are a couple of things she said. >> there is nothing quite like that first time when you walk out and you see the mall is full of people who come from all over the country and the world to celebrate your first inauguration. so that was historic. we have been through a challenging four-year period. he has been very emotional about the campaign and all of the young and older people who have just rolled up their sleeves and worked so hard to get him reelected for a second term. so i think it will be a deeply emotional moment. >> there is criticism about his new cabinet. if you look at cia, secretary of defense, state and treasury, all white men. what does he need to do moving forward so that there are more people who look like you and look like others who are in his cabinet? >> well, suzanne, the president h
of dr. martin luther king jr. by giving back. >>> as you heard earlier today was billed as the national day of service. something president obama started four years ago. it's a salute to volunteerism and the spirit of giving back. nbc's ron mott covered it and joins us from lafayette park from across the white house. >> reporter: good morning, lester. monday is also inauguration day and also the mlk holiday. today president obama kicked off his inaugural festivities by honoring dr. martin luther king jr. two days before the eyes of the world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to about drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a dr
reporters who are there covering all of this today. >> brian: yes, and martin luther king day, we recognize that everything he sacrificed and many of you are off from school, off from work and some of you have pretended to be sick if you don't have it as a holiday and we're going to discuss a historic thing in football, two brothers now find themselves in the super new orleans rleans, the first since katrina in 2005. >> steve: it's the bro bowl. so we've got a busy three hours. >> gretchen: and president obama will officially talk his oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands of supporters after his private swearing in yesterday. >> thank you, sir. [applause]. >> i did it. all right? thank you, everybody. >> that's nice. >> and live team coverage today for today's inauguration ceremony, carl cameron is at the national mall and first, let's start with steve centanni at the white house this morning, good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, all the pomp and ceremony begin a few hours from now, as president obama officially begins his second term. but of course, his official swea
to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on january the 19th, gun rights activists have announced that they will mark gun appreciation day two days before the president's inauguration. urging gun owners to turn out en masse at gun vendors with signs reading, hands off my guns. their latest contribution to curbing gun violence in america. let's get right to our panel. here in new york is msnbc contributor joy reid, who is also the managing editor of thegrio.com and in washington larry ward of gun appreciation day. mr. ward, can i begin with you? >> of course. >> you've said that the president wants to gut the second amendment. what specifically has this president done during his first four years in office to undermine your gun rights? what has he done? >> well, absolutely nothing. >> thank you. >> and the truth is he had to run for re-election, but what he said was -- and i believe joe biden guaranteed that they would pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of the month. >> but, in fact, as you know, he promised when campaigning in 2008 to reinstate the 1994 ban on assault
on monday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> elite surfers from all over the world are making their way to the bay area for the mavericks surf contest this sunday. we have team coverage coming for you with noelle walker with the dangers the waves hold for those in and out of the water, noelle. >> reporter: pacifica brought people out to dip their feet in the water not knowing there's a high surf advisory. >> it doesn't look like it no. they probably should advise a little bit more because that looks deceiving. >> reporter: the coast guard is warning people to look out for sneaker waves. several people have died this year being washed out to sea, some of them trying to rescue their dogs caught in the waves. >> neither one of us can swim. >> reporter: a sneaker wave wiped out spectators at the last mavericks competition. this weekend's advisory is from shore to sea. >> you have a wave that's 30, 40 feet the pleasure craft is not going to fare too well in that situation. >> reporter: the men who ride mountains will be in the middle of it. the swell that will fuel mav ricks 30-fo
. reverend martin luther king, jr., who also has a new memorial here in town. thousands of people have gone through this tent today on the national mall for this national day of service. about a hundred or so national or local organizations, signing people up to go back home and donate their time and maybe even some money to good causes all around the country. today we expect anywhere from a quarter million to 300,000 folks to take part in festivities all across the country in national day, and they're very excited. this is a family event for a lot of folks. they want their young people to get involved and build a new spirit of giving back to other people, craig. that's what this weekend's all about. >> ron mott there from the national day of service. we'll come back to you later with the latest on the inaugural prep, as well. thank you, sir. >>> as the president prepares for his big day, he is still spending the weekend pushing one of his top agenda items. changing gun laws in this country. in his weekly radio address, president obama urging people to call their lawmakers. >> ask your memb
adviser david plouffe, who joins us this morning. monday, as martin luther king jr.'s birthday, also, so we'll talk about all of it with the former secretary of state condoleezza rice. bob woodward of the "washington post." former clinton aid, dee dee myers of "vanity fair." conservative columnist peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." joe califano, once an aid to lyndon johnson. taylor branch, author of a new book on race. and james peterson of lehigh university. we'll round it out with the newest brother act in politics, san antonio mayor julian castro and his air, dentical twin, joaquin castro, just elected to congress. that's a big group but there's a lot to talk about on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> and good morning again. we welcome to the broadcast david plouffe, architect of the president's election in 2008, again last year a key adviser in the administration throughout. let me ask you first about the situation in algeria, where this awful terrorist attack took place. we know that there we
for the critics is that gun appreciation day shows tone deafness coming before martin luther king jr. day and in the wake of newtown, connecticut, governor. >> katherine, we'll talk about the increase of gun sales in recent weeks. i am hearing reports that it is extraordinary. >> yeah, i went in the gun shop to give i specific and accurate information and the gun shop told me they are basically sold out of everything. it is not just hunting weapons. it is assault weapons and handguns and it is small cal ber weapons and also small weapons that are conceal and carry weapons it is virtually everything across the board . they are looking at significant waits. a lot of people don't want to discuss the motivation and those who do, say they are coming in first time gun buyers and doing so because of the proposals that may restrict gun ownership in this country, governor. >> are there people there buying guns that normally don't? there is a good persage . the gun store owner said to me that people are reluctant. some admit to being first-time buyers. one conversation and that stuck with me. if yo
blankets from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. later today, the 14th annual martin luther king stop the violence event will be held. >>> president obama will be sworn in in adrift event tomorrow. the constitution requires the event to happen on the 20th, but since that starts on a sunday, an event will happen on monday so the americans can watch the ceremony. dc police swore in extra police yesterday. some will provide security for the event and others at the ball. >>> devante brown was invited to attend the events. he is a member of the national honor society and several other clubs. he tutors other students and soon, he will see the president take the oath of office. >> when i heard it would be on martin luther king jr. day, i thought that would be perfect and he is using king's bible. i thought that was really cool. >>> only a few republicans will attend president obama's inauguration. former republican vice presidential candidate has a part in the ceremony. >>> here's a look at the schedule of the events. vice president joe biden will be sworn in at 5:30 our time in washington dc and preside
, making mentions of past civil rights struggles on that martin luther king day, seneca falls, selma, stonewall and laying out his vision for the future, advancing gay rights, tolerance toward illegal immigrants, social welfare programs and stopping climate change. dan loathian was there watching it all with us. dan, friend and foe alike have been calling this a muscular speech. >> reporter: it really was according to those who got a chance to witness the speech. the president delivering his remarks in a much more different climate than he faced four years ago when you had two wars, there was the economic crisis. this time, the president laid out a progressive agenda for the next four years. and so it began, the second inaugural ceremony of president obama, part campaign speech, part lecture, a confident president obama appeared comfortable in his skin. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it as long as we seize it together. we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal >> our journey is not complete unti
, the reenactment of the oath on two bibles. one is martin luther king jr.'s traveling bible. that's significant being -- for all of the historic reasons, also his official day today and also the lincoln bible. you've got all of those great notes from history. also looking forward as to the real accomplishments he hopes in the first year to 18 months. after that, it does become a lame duck situation. right now, it's about a lot more hope than speaking about the end of the second term. >> andrea, since we're talking to you all morning, i'm wondering if your camera can pull all the way back and give us some perspective on how tightly we are focused in and how long a shot it is and exactly where you are in relation to the -- wow. this is like where is waldo. keep your eye on andrea mitchell. there she is. you thought she had good seats. she's up in section 311a. >> some of those will cost you a couple hundred dollars. andrea mitchell, thank you. we'll be relying on you for the sense of the crowd as we go along. we want a preview of this. the motorcade route, the parade route after the formality of
do you see from where you are, carl? >> reporter: happy 57th inaugural and happy martin luther king day. welcome to the national mall, beautiful, beautiful morning. off in the distance there are storm clouds and rumors of possible drizzle but people are coming in. strangers are high-fiving, shaking hand. really excited for the second inaugural of president barack obama. this is not supposed to be a partisan event. this is an official constitutional requirement that is supposed to be the nonpartisan. having said that, second terms tend to be rougher for presidents and folks in washington and both parties are aware of that. he has a very busy agenda. he has a year to get that done. after you get to the midterms in 2014 the battle resumes and looking to replace him in 2016. there is a timetable on this and people are well aware of it. president will make his inauguration speech. sweeping proposals where he wants to bring the country into tomorrow, in our future. innagurals are about looking ahead, not looking back. absences are here. mitt romney not attending. the rivals often don't, v
look at the big board. dow jones currently up 41 points. stock market was closed for the martin luther king, junior holiday. currently, the s&p is up 4. the dow is up 41. the nasdaq is up just a fraction. >>> president obama's second inauguration ceremony has a little bit of controversy. it has to do with beyonce who sung the national anthem. according to one source, she lip-sinked. she reportedly was a no-show at the rehearsals and decided to perform a prerecorded track at the very last night. >>> arnold schwarzenegger stale he's still in love with maria shriver. he said despite their separation, they spent the christmas holiday together with their children. shriver filed to different serve -- divorce after 25 years of marriage after learning that schwarzenegger fathered a child with the housekeeper. >>> that's gonna do it for us this afternoon. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. be sure to join us tonight at 5:00. we are always here for you at ktvu.com and mobilektvu.com. until then, have a good day.
to martin luther king jr. the president is going to be sworn in with king's bible on martin luther king jr. day. he'll be facing at that moment the lincoln memorial, where king delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. as far as symbolism goes, it does not get better than that. and then what had gotten better are california's finances. for the first time in five years california will not have a budget deficit. in fact, democratic governor jerry brown today announced a budget for the next fiscal year that bloomberg news projects to have a $851 million surplus. a surplus. as recently as 2009 california ran a $49 billion budget deficit deficit. now $851 million surplus. thanks to voter-approved tax increase the past election, the budget actually increases investments, including for california schools. it takes a progressive to make the tough calls clean up the mess and put the state on the right track. just sayin', we tip our hat to california governor jerry brown. then way across the country in another deep blue state progressives are taking matters in their own hands. two
so close to martin luther king jr. day and in the shadow of newtown, connecticut, harris. >> katherine reporting for us tonight. the drama in waington on a different issue. the nation's debt. we hit the ceiling and the government is using accounting tricks to pay the bills and top republican leaderships say they may vote in favor of a three month extension without requirements to cut government spending that. is according to eric cantor who said the vote could happen next week. it would mark a hudge about face for congressional republicans who said our government is addicted to spending . we turn to our new polling and show you most americans believe we have a spending problem. a whopping 83 percent said that government spending is out of control. compared to 62 percent in 2009 . majority of you scene percent favor raising the debt ceiling but the increase must be tied to major spending cuts. only 23 percent think it should be raised with no strings attached. that is what the republicans are considering. stay withs numbers just a moment now. we want to show you president
of four speakers at the national archives this month. n connection with dr. martin luther king's birthday. we have been having a good conversation there. is interesting, i read that you're so excited about the opportunity to share the experiences of the men, many of whom that have tales never known to us or our children. you are talking about world war ii veterans. >> yes. >> and i was telling you my father and father-in-law were both part of that war and did live to see the memorial. what are some of the stories we're losing? >> well, obviously, it's a rate, as i was telling you, how i wish i had the opportunity to speak to your father and father- in-law, but you can't get to all of the veterans because we are losing them so rapidly. but what i will be speaking about today is going to be something called the double b campaign. that's a story that i'm not going to say the story is lost, but when i ask people if they know about it, whether they're white, black, the answer universally has been no. and that includes when i ask veterans of world war ii. >> that's interesting. very interesting
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